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  • Google Transparency Report: Governments pressure Google for more user information 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    Google said it was facing increasing pressure from governments around the world to reveal user information in criminal investigations amid ongoing revelations about national surveillance programs. The number of requests increased 15 per cent sequentially in the first half of this year and 150 percent in the last five years, the...
  • Viewing India as our trial country: Google's Android Vice President Sundar Pichai 2 hours 52 minutes ago

    Hot on the heels of Apple launching the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Google has launched the first of its Android One phones in India. Speaking to Network18, Google's Android Vice President Sundar Pichai said that the company is now viewing India as a trial country for its products. ...
  • Google's Android One phones come to India at Rs 6,299: Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, Spice Dream Uno 18 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The first Android One phones have arrived. Google has launched the first set of three phones under its Android One project in India at a price starting at Rs 6,299. The first Android One devices to be available in India are the Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V...
  • Photos: Satellite images of the worst flood affected areas in Jammu and Kashmir through Google's 'Crisis Map' 21 hours 49 minutes ago

    The rescue operations in Jammu and Kashmir in flood affected areas are in full swing. To help rescue agencies in this operation, Google has come forward with a novel concept. Google launched a crisis map with updated satellite imagery to facilitate rescue operations in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir.'Our hope is...
  • Google launches Android One phones in India, priced at Rs 6299 onwards 18 hours 35 minutes ago

    Update: Google's Android One phones come to India at Rs 6,299: Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, Spice Dream Uno New Delhi: Google has launched the first smartphones under its Android One project in India, pricing them at around Rs 6,299 to capture the low-cost segment of the world's fastest growing...
  • 16-year-old from Panipat's breath-to-speech device takes him to Google Science Fair global finals Yesterday

    New Delhi: 16-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi's invention is the only entry from Asia in the 15 global finalists at the Google Science Fair 2014. The augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device that Dilbagi developed is called 'Talk' and can be used by people with developmental disabilities whose communication abilities are...
  • Google launches 'crisis map' to help people in flood-hit Kashmir 2 days ago

    Internet giant Google has created a crisis map with updated satellite imagery to facilitate rescue operations in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir."Our hope is that this will help rescue agencies, volunteers and others involved in rescue operations respond to this crisis by identifying flood zones, evacuation routes and weather conditions," Google...
  • Self-driving cars are now also chatting with each other 2 days ago

    Detroit: An Acura RLX sedan demonstrated an unusual way to tow another car this week: the vehicles were not physically attached. The second car drove itself, following instructions beamed over by the first in a feat of technology that indicates a new stage in automation is happening faster than many...
  • The smarthome is heading fast towards a mass-market reality 2 days ago

    It's long been the stuff of science fiction, but tech giants hope the "smarthome", where gadgets talk to each other and the fridge orders the milk, will soon become reality. The futuristic vision of wireless domestic bliss that puts people and their smartphones or tablets at the centre of an "Internet...
  • Facebook bolsters video content, challenges YouTube 4 days ago

    Facebook has approached some of YouTube's biggest content producers to get them to distribute their videos on the social network, the Wall Street Journal said on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Facebook seems to be taking on Google's video site by trying to lure its biggest content producers to...
  • Google Voice integrated into Hangouts messaging app; allows users to make free voice calls 5 days ago

    San Francisco: Google began letting people use its Hangouts message application for mobile devices to make free or low-cost voice calls over the Internet. "Hangouts already makes it easy to send a quick message, or start a group video chat," Google product manager Amit Fulay said in a blog post. "But, sometimes...
  • Millions of Google passwords leaked online; check if yours is safe 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A database containing about 4.93 million usernames and passwords of Google accounts was posted on a Russian Bitcoin security forum. The user posting the data claimed that about 60% of the logins in the leak were active could be accessed successfully using the leaked credentials. The same Google account password...
  • Is the iPhone 6 actually a 2012 Google Nexus 4 in Apple clothing? 6 days ago

    There was a time when Apple was the trend setter and Samsung earned for itself a reputation for being the fast follower. But then that was quite some time ago. The tech world has evolved fast and even a giant like Apple is struggling to find its feet. At Apple's...
  • J&K floods: Government deploys successful Google app to find people 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Seeking to boost search and surveillance capabilities of rescue teams in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir, a successful Uttarakhand 'Google' application is being pressed into service by the government. The Google application called 'Person Finder' is a customised exclusive web application that allows individuals to post and search for the...
  • Leo Tolstoy's 186th birthday: Google doodles the great Russian author's epic novels 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A collection of images set within an interactive doodle attempts to capture the grandeur of the works one of the world's greatest novelists - Leo Tolstoy. The white-bearded, prolific writer was a master of realistic fiction and is revered the world over for addressing war, love, God and...
  • Teacher's Day: Google posts a six-teacher doodle September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has posted a Teacher's Day doodle on its India home page that depicts six different teachers: The principal sitting behind a desk, maths teacher writing a formula on the board, a kindergarten teacher reading out a story to the kids, sports teacher all set for the game...
  • Why Samsung is afraid of Android One September 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Google's partnership with three Indian phone makers is set to rev up fast-growing demand for lower priced smartphones, and spell more trouble for Samsung Electronics which is rapidly losing share in emerging markets. Micromax Infomatics, Karbonn Mobiles and Spice Group are the first phone manufacturers to sign up for Google's...
  • Google expected to launch sub-Rs 6000 Android One smartphones in India on September 15 September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Google is expected to launch its much-awaited sub-$100 (around Rs 6,000) smartphones in India this month, which will further intensify competition in the booming multi-billion dollar smart devices market here. According to an invite sent by the company, Google will make "an exciting new announcement" on September 15. Sources...
  • Snapdeal launches Teewe, a Google Chromecast-like media streaming dongle, at Rs 1,999 September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: While Google's much-lauded Chromecast dongle shows no signs of being officially available in India (though it can still be brought from online shopping sites such as eBay.in at a premium), Snapdeal has unveiled a similar device called Teewe under its Launchpad initiative. Quite like the Google Chromecast, Teewe, priced...
  • A new Google Glass app that detects human emotions in real time September 1, 2014

    Berlin: German scientists have developed a software for Google Glass to measure human emotions by analysing their facial expressions, in addition to gauging a person's age and detecting gender. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits adapted its SHORE real-time face detection and analysis software to work with Google Glass,...
  • Project Wing: Google tests a fleet of package-delivering drones August 29, 2014

    San Francisco: Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly. The ambitious program announced Thursday escalates Google's technological arms race with rival Amazon.com, which also is experimenting with self-flying vehicles to carry merchandise...
  • Google buys video-processing service provider Zync Render August 27, 2014

    California: Google Inc said it bought Zync Render, the visual effects cloud-rendering technology company behind "Star Trek Into Darkness". Rendering is the process of generating an image from a 2D or 3D model, or models, using computer programs. Zync provides online tools to render video. Zync software has been used to render hundreds...
  • Android LMP: Is Lemon Meringue Pie the name for the next version of Android? August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Google had codenamed the next version of its Android operating system - that it has rolled out to developers - as Android L. The L, to many, stood for lollipop. But now, as many leaks are emerging - the next version of the most popular smartphone operating system...
  • Karbonn Mobiles expects to go public by 2016 August 26, 2014

    Bangalore: Karbonn Mobiles, the third-largest smartphone maker in India, expects to go public by 2016 as it bets on sales of Android devices made in partnership with Google Inc to boost revenue growth. "Frankly, I've been delaying it for the last couple of years because I wanted to know my valuation...
  • Facebook the most used smartphone app, but Google's apps dominate the top 10 August 25, 2014

    New York: Social networking website Facebook is the most used app, but Google apps dominate the top 10 slots when it comes to selecting from over two million apps available in the Apple and Google stores. Topping the app list is Facebook, being used by 115 million people monthly while Google-owned...
  • China targets own operating system to take on likes of Apple, Google, Microsoft August 25, 2014

    Shanghai: China could have a new homegrown operating system by October to take on imported rivals such as Microsoft Corp, Google Inc and Apple Inc, Xinhua news agency said on Sunday. Computer technology became an area of tension between China and the United States after a number of run-ins over cyber...
  • Google aims to store all human knowledge August 24, 2014

    London: Google is building the largest store of information in human history - a knowledge base that autonomously gathers and merges data from across the web to provide unprecedented access to all facts about the world. The search giant is building Knowledge Vault, a type of knowledge base - a system...
  • Amazon plans to develop its own software for placing advertisements online, to take on Google's ad business: Report August 23, 2014

    Bangalore: Amazon is planning to develop its own software for placing advertisements online, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. While the in-house platform is initially planned to replace ads supplied by Google Inc on Amazon's own website, the new system could challenge Google and Microsoft...
  • Google may soon let kids under 13 sign up for Gmail, YouTube: Reports August 20, 2014

    Bangalore: Google is considering allowing online accounts for children under the age of 13 and give their parents control over how the service is used, according to media reports. Google has been working on a version of YouTube, its video-sharing site, for youngsters and is considering other child-friendly accounts such as...